Heir to the Glimmering World

A Novel

Author: Cynthia Ozick

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547526792

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 832

A teenage girl goes to work for a chaotic family of Jewish immigrants, in a New York Times bestseller that’s “a cause for celebration” (Ann Patchett). In the 1930s, New York is swarming with Europe’s ousted dreamers, alien families adapting to a new world. Rose Meadows unknowingly enters the lives of one such family when she answers an ad for an “assistant” to a Herr Mitwisser, the patriarch of a large household living in an obscure little neighborhood, in a remote corner of the sparse and weedy northeast Bronx. With an uncertain future, and no clear idea of her duties, Rose—orphaned at eighteen and recently turned out by lover—has become a refugee among refugees. Expelled from Berlin’s elite, Professor Mitwisser—a researcher obsessed with an arcane religious doctrine—lives with his wife, a prominent physicist now quietly going mad, and Anneliese, their willful sixteen-year-old daughter. When Anneliese’s fierce longing draws a new outcast into the fold—a vagrant actor running from fame—it’s up to Rose to quell the emotional, sexual, spiritual, and societal tempests brewing within the Mitwissers unsettled home. Hailed by the New York Times as “the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time,” Cynthia Ozick is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Nabokov Award and PEN/Malamud Award, and Heir to the Glimmering World is yet another triumph from the author of the National Book Award finalist The Puttermesser Papers and Foreign Bodies. “A heroine to love, a story we can’t let go of, gorgeous sentences, and ideas to wrestle with. I didn’t just read the book, I devoured.” —Ann Patchett

Heir to the Sky

Author: Amanda Sun

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373211910

Category:

Page: 304

View: 3503

As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits: by her duties as a member of the royal family, by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman, and by the edge of the only world she's ever known--a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what's left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft. When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks and other terrifying creatures. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.

Heir to the Duke

Author: Jane Ashford

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492621579

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2697

Book 1 of The Duke's Sons series From bestselling author Jane Ashford comes another brand new series of sparkling Regency Romance Life is predictable for a Duke's first son As eldest son of the Duke of Langford, Nathaniel Gresham sees his arranged marriage to Lady Violet Devere as just another obligation to fulfill-highly suitable, if unexciting. But as Violet sets out to transform herself from dowdy wallflower to dazzling young duchess-to-be, proper Nathaniel sets out to prove he's a match for his new bride's vivacity and daring. Or so he once thought... Oppressed by her family all her life, Lady Violet can't wait to enjoy the freedom of being a married woman. But then Violet learns her family's sordid secret, and she's faced with an impossible choice-does she tell Nathaniel and risk losing him, or does she hide it and live a lie? Praise for Married to a Perfect Stranger: "Marvelous...the perfect blend of interesting, emotionally complex, and open-hearted protagonists." -Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW "A touching, heartwarming story [that] engages readers' emotions." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

Heir of Fire

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408849623

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6059

The heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat third instalment to the Throne of Glass series is a New York Times bestseller and a must-read for fans of Game of Thrones As the King of Adarlan's Assassin, Celaena Sardothien is bound to serve the tyrant who slaughtered her dear friend. But she has vowed to make him pay. The answers Celaena needs to destroy the king lie across the sea Wendlyn. And Chaol, Captain of the King's Guard, has put his future in jeopardy to send her there. Yet as Celaena seeks her destiny in Wendlyn, a new threat is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? This third novel in the Throne of Glass sequence, from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.

Servant of the Crown

Author: Paul J Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781775105930

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 8008

Gerald is a soldier no longer, but... He battles bandits, the Black Hand, and saves the heir. Memories of the past, secrets that shape the future; his adventure is only the beginning. The struggle for the crown begins in this series starter that infuses the vivid fight scenes of Bernard Cornwell into the epic story-telling of Anne McCaffrey.

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473505348

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9124

Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.

Heir of Ra

Blood of Ra, Book One

Author: Maciek Sasinowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732446717

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9601

An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves Alyssa Morgan's father fighting for his life. As seventeen-year old Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles onto an impossible artifact that could unveil the link between the traceless disappearance of Atlantis and the birth of Egyptian mythology. She finds unexpected help from Oxford University student, Paul Matthews, and brilliant computer geek, Clay Obono. Together, the unlikely trio uncovers messages concealed in the relic, catapulting Alyssa into the mind of an Egyptian god. The story unfolds in two parallel timelines separated by millennia that provide the accounts of two distinct, yet ultimately linked characters: a young boy, Horus, who was exiled from his island home of Atlantis and rises to become worshipped as the falcon-headed god, and young Alyssa, who relives his memories stored in the artifact. The current and ancient tales intertwine as Alyssa evades ruthless adversaries set on conquering the power within the artifact, and she discovers the value of Horus's hybrid blood and its connection to the ancient disease. The plots crescendo to a climax beneath the Sphinx, unveiling the origin of the mystical statue and the startling truth about Alyssa's birthright.

Heir of Illaria

Book One of the Illaria Series

Author: Dyan Chick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998589602

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 687

In Illaria, there is a fate worse than death.As long as I can remember, I've been taught to fear the Necromancer King. He controls the kingdom of Illaria with dark sorcery and the constant threat of his undead army. I never thought I'd have reason to cross his path. Everything changed the day his guards tried to kill me. That's when I found out my whole life has been a lie. By joining a resistance group called the White Ravens, I've claimed new roles. Princess of Illaria, sorceress in training, and threat to the Necromancer King.

Sword of the Crown

Author: Paul J Bennett

Publisher: Paul J Bennett

ISBN: 1775105946

Category:

Page: 300

View: 7498

Forged on the battlefields of Bodden… Beverly Fitzwilliam is relentless in her pursuit of knighthood, but nobody is more surprised than her when she is inducted into the king's elite Order of the Sword. Almost immediately, powerful forces align against her as she travels the land seeking a noble worthy of her fealty. Years later, on the cusp of abandoning her quest, Beverly is tasked with a desperate mission that leads her to what she seeks, but the path is fraught with danger. Success can save the realm, but failure will have her tried for treason. Meanwhile, the heir to the crown remains hidden from prying eyes, the stalwart Gerald Matheson on guard to thwart the Black Hand. Planning on escaping from the tyrant king, news of an invading army changes everything. Can they overcome the odds and bring peace to the kingdom? New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in 'Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown', available in eBook and paperback.

Dynamis

Author: Lionel Suggs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105290514

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1662


Heir to Greyladies

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444819144

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 360

View: 7740

1900. The death of her father forces Harriet out of her home to escape the advances of her stepbrother, the rule of her stepmother, and into service at Dalton House. Over time Harriet develops a friendship with the Dalton's crippled son Joseph but her life is changed completely when she inherits Greyladies, a haunted house.

Heir to the Shadows

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730492362

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 8773

In Heir to the Shadows, Jaenelle's vampiric, adoptive father, Saetan, and her foster-family of demons shelter her. to restore her memory and emotional balance, they move to Kaeleer, where Jaenelle befriends the kindred animals with magical and communicative powers and gathers a circle of young Queens. She also heals Lucivar, Daemon's half brother, who offers a brothers' love and a warrior's fealty. As she recovers strength and memory, Jaenelle resolves to restore Daemon and cleanse terreille. Bishop subverts reader's expectations; the "darkest" powers reside in virtuous characters, demons and vampires are kindly, and Jaenelle's adolescence is more comically normal than horrific. Her vibrant characters and descriptions will keep readers hooked, anxiously awaiting what promises to be a riveting conclusion.